Peugeot Quartz concept: plug-in hybrid with two electric motors

The Peugeot Quartz concept car will debut at the Paris Motor Show with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain featuring two electric motors.


Based on the company’s latest EMP2 platform that underpins the T9 308 The Quartz concept is around the same length as the 5008 people mover, but considerably wider at over 2 metres.

The Quartz rides on 23-inch alloy wheels clad in chunky 305mm tyres, which is connected to pneumatic suspension that can be adjusted to give between 300mm and 350mm of ground clearance.

The concept is powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that delivers a total of 373kW (500hp). Under the hood there’s a 6-speed automatic connected to a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 201kW (270hp) and 330Nm of torque.

Across the front axles there’s also a 85kW direct drive electric motor, while at the back there’s another 85kW electric engine.

According to Peugeot, the Quartz can manage up to 50km in electric-only mode. There are three driving modes: ZEV (electric-only), road (petrol and front electric motor), and race (petrol and both electric motors).

Dimensions

Length: 4,500mm
Width: 2,060mm


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